Are you taking the proper steps to protect your workers from sun exposure? If you think a spritz of sunscreen is all it takes to practice sun safety, it may be time for a refresher course.
Most people know sun damage can lead to skin cancer — the chances of getting melanoma double for every five sunburns you sustain. But are you aware the sun can also contribute to the development of other health issues, including:
- Actinic keratosis, or scaly patches of skin
- Damage to connective skin tissue
- Labial lentigo, or a dark spot on the lip
- Immune system suppression
With summer around the corner, now is a good time to reacquaint yourself with the basics of sun safety and put them into practice on the job. Here are a few important facts you can also share with your employees to raise their awareness of potential sun dangers.